Monday, April 29, 2013

Things That Fall From Books #12: Victorian Paper Cuts

This is usually a much more occasional series than it is at the moment. Paper cut designs is something of a fad at the moment with 'crafters' all over the place giving it a go. In the early 2000s you couldn't go into a new bookshop anywhere without seeing examples of the paper-cutters art on book covers - I think it may have been begun by Captain Corelli and his mandolin. Anyway, this particular folk art form has a long history and, to prove it, I offer these two charming if not hugely detailed pieces which fell today from between the pages of an early nineteenth century family Bible.

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